Company’s Comin’ Green Beans

By Reba Ray

So you got company comin’. Maybe it’s Granny, or maybe you invited Mom and Dad over to cook for them for once. You want to impress, so you’ve gone whole-hog makin’ a fancy roast or some pork chops. You’ve got a home-baked pie for dessert and even some gourmet coffee. But if yur like me, you plum neglected the veggies, but yur tuckered out and you just feel like openin’ a can of green beans. Well, go right ahead. Just toss these few other ingredients in and you’ll have a veggie dish fit for company and Granny beggin’ for yur recipe.

1 ½ tablespoon olive oil
1 ½ tablespoon finely chopped red onion
6 baby bella mushrooms, sliced
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 tablespoon butter
½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 can green beans (drained)
¼ cup bacon bits
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, sauté yur baby bellas, red onions and nutmeg in olive oil for five to seven minutes, until the shrooms’re startin’ to soften up. Then add garlic and butter. When the butter has melted, add the beans and vinegar and cook until the beans are pipin’ hot. In a small skillet over medium-high heat, toast the fried onions, stirrin’ about every 30 seconds, for about four or five minutes. Finally, add the bacon bits and cook two minutes more. Salt and pepper to taste then toss some toasted, fried onions on top.
“Ding-Dong.” That’d be yur company. Enjoy!

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